Tues | February 25 | 5:30 PM | The Vic
Wed | February 26 | 5:30 PM | The Vic
Poetic + Quixotic + Personal
When legendary writer and adventurer Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, he summoned his friend and collaborator Werner Herzog for a final visit. Thirty years later, Herzog goes on the road, repeating Chatwin’s most notable journeys.
As usual Herzog does not follow a linear route. He travels to South America, where Chatwin wrote In Patagonia, the book that turned him into an author to be reckoned with – tales of dinosaurs and journeys to the ends of the earth. From there Herzog heads to Australia where he and Chatwin first met. Here Herzog explores the sacred power of the Aboriginal traditions that inspired Chatwin’s most famous book, The Songlines. And finally travelling to the UK for the beautiful landscape of Wales, he discovers the place Chatwin really called home.
Told in Herzog’s incomparable style – lots of memorable characters and encounters – this is a portrait of one of the 20th century’s most charismatic writers; it won’t matter whether you are familiar with Chatwin, Herzog kindly provides the background.
In the end, you will walk away likely confirmed in your mind that you’ve had an encounter with not one, but two, visionary people. I can’t help but ask, how many of your friends would make such a grand tribute to you 30 years after your passing? – Kathy Kay
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